FreeNAS vs. NetApp FAS Series

As of April 2019, FreeNAS is ranked 6th in NAS with 1 review vs NetApp FAS Series which is ranked 2nd in NAS with 20 reviews. The top reviewer of FreeNAS writes "No data are lost when a hard drive fails". The top reviewer of NetApp FAS Series writes "Double-parity RAID guarantees that our data stays intact". FreeNAS is most compared with NETGEAR ReadyNAS, SoftNAS and NetApp FAS Series. NetApp FAS Series is most compared with EMC Isilon, IBM Storwize and HPE StorageWorks MSA.
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The scalability is pretty good, but it's too expensive.The price, compared to competitors, is quite high.Cost effective storage for all performance levels (including all-flash).The only area that could be improved is to lower prices for their All Flash FAS.The price it not low, but comparing features to other vendors, the price can be balanced.There are products available in market with comparatively lower costs.Most storage vendors also have software, or licensing bundles, which may offer the required licenses considerably cheaper, but do also maybe offer licenses, which are not needed.The process for going to cluster mode is expensive.

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Ranking
6th
out of 30 in NAS
Views
3,404
Comparisons
1,860
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
145
Avg. Rating
8.0
2nd
out of 30 in NAS
Views
19,963
Comparisons
9,361
Reviews
20
Average Words per Review
296
Avg. Rating
9.1
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FreeNAS
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Overview
FreeNAS is an operating system that can be installed on virtually any hardware platform to share data over a network. FreeNAS is the simplest way to create a centralized and easily accessible place for your data. Use FreeNAS with ZFS to protect, store, backup, all of your data. FreeNAS is used everywhere, for the home, small business, and the enterprise.NetApp FAS Series offers powerful, affordable, flexible data storage for midsized businesses and distributed enterprises. NetApp FAS Series, named a 'Champion' and 'Best in Overall Value' by Info-Tech Research Group, is affordable, and is a more powerful storage platform than other systems in its class.
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Sample Customers
Morroni Technologies Inc., Creative IntegrationsChildren's Hospital Central California, Plex Systems, PDF PNI Digital Media, Denver Broncos, PDF KSM Legal, Clayton Companies, Virginia Community College
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REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm26%
Healthcare Company16%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
Government6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Aerospace/Defense Firm18%
Pharma/Biotech Company16%
Financial Services Firm15%
Retailer13%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise56%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise60%
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